Tag Archive for: Roman Provincial Coinage

Sestos and Abydos, Hero and Leander: a Love Story in Coinage

Through the images on their coins ancient cities reflected on what they believed to constitute their identity. For that purpose two cities situated on the Hellespont strait in Asia Minor chose a moving love story with a tragic ending.

Egypt and Alexandria. A brief numismatic survey: part V

Join us on our trip through the history of Egypt and its capital Alexandria by its coinage. In the final episode you become a witness to the revolt of Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra, and Alexandria’s transition into late antique times.